adiwan (adiwan)

  1. @drinkingpony My condolences. I'll rather stay at home, shut everything down and not sweat to death or die of a heat stroke. I just used up all my rescue blankets and decorated every window I can with its silvery reflective goodness to keep the heat outside.

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  2. This week will be unbearingly hot. 35°C (95°F) around Wednesday/Thursday.

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  3. Modeled a dust shoe for my CNC so I can directly suck off all the dirt and dust instead of dispersing it into the environment. I have to 3d print it and find appropriate bristles. Also I'm not sure if a pressure fit and cable ties will hold it firmly enough. The existing spindle mount doesn't allow very much in that regard. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874955

    about 10 hours ago from web
  4. I had my CNC initiation: I uncontrollably plunged the toolhead into the workpiece. I forgot to reset the coordinates before starting the job.

    about 2 days ago from web
  5. @drinkingpony Bakelite is a type of plastic. Many products were made of bakelite until modern plastics like ABS were invented. And it will destroy itself because it lacks any endstop switches but I will install some that I have laying around. The pro aspect of it is that it has support for lasers and the spindle is a bit more precise. I will test it when I come back from work.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  6. @scribus We are mobile keyboard bros now!

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  7. I cannot stress it enough: Watch "Amphibia"! The first season ended today so there is no excuse.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  8. It is constructed! However it is too late to power it up. My eyes are tired enough. First impression: It's cheap and it shows at every corner. Despite the "Pro" in its name it feels far from it. The front (and back) plate where the rods and screw rod for the table are attached to is made of bakelite. I expected aluminium. On the other hand it seems to be thick and sturdy. The only real bummers are the plastic spindle holder and the plastic holders for the bushings for sliding on the rods and the plastic screw rod nut holder. I'll test it tomorrow or so before my complaints get any validity. I mean I got what I paid for: A cheap CNC for cheap money. Baby's first CNC. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/874944

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  9. @scribus Narf! A machete could do that faster.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  10. The VR game Trover saves the Universe by Justin Roiland is, just average. The controls are sometimes infuriating. To match parity with PSVR and one-camera Oculus Rift setups it makes me furious to rotate because when I look backwards my view is blocked by a chair and the view is darkened. The combat is as uninspiring as it gets.

    about 6 days ago from web
  11. @drinkingpony And you are right. Any cheaper and they always come from China. I don't want to cheap out and pay what I saved in import duties.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  12. @drinkingpony I bought a SainSmart Genmitsu CNC 3018-PRO https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07G55SNZW for 220€ on a deal. There are cheaper variants of this but they come from smaller companies that are less reputable and I don't trust them much. The reviews are OK but that's to be expected for a barebone device of that size. If I want to do more and bigger things I can still make a bigger one with this and a 3d printer like this one https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:790533

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  13. I couldn't resist any longer and I bought a small CNC router.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  14. Today was a very unfocused day at work. I did everything but my self-assigned task. I wrote a lot of helper methods (extension methods). Useful for sure but not that useful for the thing I wanted to realize.

    about 8 days ago from web
  15. I'm really thinking hard about buying a cheapo CNC router (30cm x 18cm x 4.5cm volume) for 190€

    about 9 days ago from web
  16. @thismightbeauser I know. ChromeOS lacks the customization and the hardware itself is too expensive for what it's worth. My mother doesn't need to configure it, I need it whenever there is a problem.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  17. I'd rather use Ubuntu.

    about 9 days ago from web
  18. @thismightbeauser I'll never buy a chromebook. They have the worst price-value proposition in my opinion. I'd rather install any Linux distro and get a similar end-user experience.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  19. @drinkingpony My mother is so frightful in respect to computers that she rather does nothing than anything when a message window appears. She uses her computer mainly for looking for images, google maps/earth, writing greeting card texts and printing, and SOLITAIRE. So there won't be anything infecting her PC. I don't use any anti virus (none on Linux duh) except for Windows Defender because it comes with Windows and does the least amount of damage.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  20. @drinkingpony As a consumer of the new canon (having all the comics that came after the switch) and having only glimpses of experience with the old canon I'm heavily biased. As far as I have gathered the old canon is guilty of several stupid things like clones of Palpatine and Luke and such that appears to be fan-fictiony as well.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  21. I wasted half a day on fixing my mother's PC. More precisely Firefox. It opened every few minutes an error message that its profile couldn't be loaded. However it was all caused by Kaspersky Anti Virus. Deactivating it made it not complain again.

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  22. @drinkingpony I understand the implications that a strong woman character being played as a joke but I'm OK with that (being a joke not the ridiculing of a woman). If you want a badass Phasma then it can be only found in other media (comics, books, TV).

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  23. I'm glad that the new MLP episodes got released early.

    about 10 days ago from web
  24. @drinkingpony They'll probably still die by a hit on their head.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  25. I need to use hot sauce more often. My taste buds are not as tough as they used to be.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  26. @scribus There is no real standard for VR interaction libraries. VRTK (that I use) is the most active but it has done some backwards decisions that is biting me in the back. Others are either paid, too stupid simple, or not maintained.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  27. Yet again I'm driven to the point I want to throw out the VR interaction library I'm using and do everything myself. There are all the small implementation details that bug me.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  28. @scribus Architectual feature or a mistress of butts?

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  29. @drinkingpony Try to program with that amount of sleep.

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  30. 9 hours of sleep over 3 days. Numb headache. Heavy eyes. Insomnia during the day. Too much to watch. Spiderman Far from Home, Stranger Things Season 3, Amphibia... The day has not enough hours for enough sleep and work and leisure combined.

    about 17 days ago from web in context